Robert D. Morrison, Ph.D., Ph.D., MBA, M.Sc. Industrial Technology, M.Sc. Information Systems
Assistant Professor of Business & Technology
Coordinator of Industrial and Petroleum Technology, College of Business
Dr. Morrison accumulated over two decades of industry experience as an entrepreneur in construction, aviation, and then in technology development, implementation, and support in multinational manufacturing companies, which included Fortune 500 clients, before pursuing a career in higher education. He earned a Ph.D. in Business Administration, completing two specializations, management and finance, from the Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship at the University of Texas of the Rio Grande Valley. He earned a Ph.D. in Technology Management specializing in manufacturing systems from the College of Technology at Indiana State University. Dr. Morrison also earned three master degrees in business and technology areas from Morehead State University.
Administered by the Department of Engineering and Technology in the College of Business, Industrial Technology is a field of study designed to prepare technical and/or management oriented professionals for employment in business, industry, education, and government. Industrial Technology is primarily involved with the management, operation, and maintenance of complex technological systems. The domain of Industrial Technology includes, but is not limited to, manufacturing, construction, operations management, supply chain management, occupational health and safety, project management, technology management, and systems integration. The program also offers a specialization and a certificate in petroleum technology.
Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Industrial Technology degree receive a broad based general Industrial Technology education. Students develop not only their technical skills but their personality, cooperativeness, innovativeness, concern for the organization, communication skills and dependability. Graduates of the program will be equipped to meet the new and emerging challenge of a modern high technology society.